Log Analysis Tools:
Compare 11 Well-Known Solutions
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|Splunk||Feature-rich, huge install base.||Very high price. Long learning curve, long and expensive deployments and high maintenance.||Enterprises looking for solid technology and confidence in company and brand.|
|ELK||Have Free (open-source version) for initial use, more control.||Very High TCO, large labor investment. Not free when in need to monitor or other critical features. High storage, compute requirements.||Enterprises willing to invest in a lot of DIY, small dev groups that need elasticsearch for other needs.|
|SumoLogic||Search capabilities, easy to set up. SAAS, feature-rich||Data retention is expensive: high price to keep a long history. Difficult to build more value.||Small only cloud-based organizations getting started with a small number of logs.|
|SolarWinds/Loggly||Good search features, easy to deploy in the cloud||Feature poor, old technology, many limitations||Enterprises who’ll deploy mainly to cloud environments instead of on-prem|
|Logz.io||Good searching, filtering and formatting capabilities.||Pricing model could use more tiers. UX has a few issues. Data retention isn’t great. Quickly becoming very expensive||Cloud-based applications who can afford to pay more for the enterprise model.|
|Humio||Longer retention than many of the competitors.||More expensive than alternatives. Still not mature in features and services||Cloud oriented organizations with a need for longer data retention.|
|Logentries||Good alerting features; security as a top priority. Longer retention.||Character limit for log entries. Somewhat more expensive than alternatives. Basic features only||Organizations with need for longer retention.|
|Graylog||Good ROI (enterprise version is free for < 5 GB), great log history service.||Learning curve, slow support team.||Organizations with low volume of logging / not a big budget available.|
|Sentry||Quick setup, good notification system, integrations with 3rd party apps.||Searching and filtering could be improved.||Organizations looking for a quick setup.|
|Papertrail||Easy to use, short learning curve.||Not as feature-rich as some of the other tools.||Small organizations that don’t need the most advanced features and can benefit from a quick start.|
|Xplg||Feature-rich, marketplace for apps, easy to maintain and deploy. Algorithms that automate analysis. (compared to all solutions), affordable, demonstrates the best ROI and TCO||Smaller community than elastic or Splunk, product portfolio is focused on Security and IT, not on business too. Great but still under the radar solution.||Enterprises and SMEs that look for quick deployment with high value, affordable yet advance technology win for IT, Apps and security needs for hybrid clouds.|